Coach K’s Retirement From Duke and the End of the College ‘Supercoach’

Mike Krzyzewski of Duke announced his retirement shortly after his Tobacco Road nemesis, Roy Williams, announced his, as the N.C.A.A prepares to grant athletes greater agency.

#basketball-college, #coaches-and-managers, #colleges-and-universities, #duke-university, #krzyzewski-mike, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #north-carolina, #university-of-north-carolina, #williams-roy

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Mike Krzyzewski’s Finish at Duke Comes on His Terms

Some signs that the end might be near came last season. But Krzyzewski has remained steadfast in his program’s tenets even as his teams adapted to the game.

#basketball-college, #calhoun-jim, #draft-and-recruitment-sports, #duke-university, #krzyzewski-mike, #ncaa-basketball-championships-men

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Mike Krzyzewski, Celebrated Duke Coach, Will Retire After Coming Season

With 1,097 career wins so far with the Blue Devils, the winningest coach in college basketball is planning his farewell following the 2021-22 season.

#atlantic-coast-conference, #basketball-college, #duke-university, #krzyzewski-mike

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Sedona Prince Is Using Her Voice for Activism

Prince exposed inequities in college basketball with a video of the facilities at the N.C.A.A. women’s tournament. There’s more she wants you to know.

#basketball-college, #content-type-personal-profile, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #prince-sedona, #social-media, #university-of-oregon, #usa-basketball, #women-and-girls

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N.C.A.A. Chief, Pressured by State Laws, Pushes to Let Athletes Cash In

Five states are poised to allow college athletes to profit from their fame starting on July 1, and the N.C.A.A.’s leader says the association is preparing to respond.

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Zion Williamson’s Year in College Was Worth More Than He Got

His name surfaces again in a lawsuit over shoe company payments to college players. But the surprising part is the paltry sums involved.

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University of Kentucky’s Terrence Clarke Is Killed in Crash

The 19-year-old Boston native had been hampered by injuries in his freshman year but decided in March to forgo his remaining eligibility and turn pro.

#basketball-college, #calipari-john, #clarke-terrence, #los-angeles-calif, #southeastern-conference, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #university-of-kentucky

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Terrence Clarke, N.B.A. Prospect from University of Kentucky, Is Killed in Crash

The 19-year-old Boston native had been hampered by injuries in his freshman year but decided in March to forgo his remaining eligibility and turn pro.

#basketball-college, #calipari-john, #clarke-terrence, #los-angeles-calif, #southeastern-conference, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #university-of-kentucky

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‘He Was Our Dreams’: A College Basketball Star’s Wrenching Death

Days after leading his college team to its first men’s N.C.A.A. tournament, Oscar Frayer was killed in a highway crash. Loved ones said he had finally found his footing in life.

#basketball-college, #content-type-personal-profile, #deaths-fatalities, #frayer-oscar-1998-2021, #grand-canyon-university, #ncaa-basketball-championships-men, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

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John Grisham Leaves the Courtroom for Basketball, and Sudan

Grisham has spent the past 30 years churning out legal thrillers, but the pandemic’s impact on college sports prompted him to shift his focus to a basketball novel called “Sooley.”

#basketball, #basketball-college, #books-and-literature, #grisham-john, #sudan

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NCAA Gives USC Probation and a Fine In Bribery Scandal

A disciplinary committee put the Southern California program on probation for two years in connection with a 2017 investigation into corruption in college hoops.

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Bobby Leonard, Hall of Fame Basketball Coach, Dies at 88

He coached the Indiana Pacers for 12 seasons and took them to three A.B.A. titles. The governor of Indiana called him “the embodiment of basketball.”

#american-basketball-assn, #basketball, #basketball-college, #coaches-and-managers, #deaths-obituaries, #indiana-pacers, #indiana-state-university, #leonard-bobby-1932-2021, #national-basketball-assn, #ncaa-basketball-championships-men

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5 W.N.B.A. Draft Hopefuls to Watch

A deep run in the N.C.A.A. tournament isn’t required for a basketball player to become a star or make it to the pros. These five women aim to prove it.

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New N.C.A.A. Rule Benefits Athletes Who Transfer Colleges

Under a plan tentatively approved Wednesday, Division I players who transfer will not need to sit out a year before they can play.

#basketball-college, #college-athletics, #colleges-and-universities, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn

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Champions Crowned, N.C.A.A. Returns to Its Pre-Covid Problems

If anything, the coronavirus pandemic only deferred, highlighted or exacerbated the issues confronting college sports.

#basketball-college, #baylor-university, #college-athletics, #colleges-and-universities, #emmert-mark, #gonzaga-university, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #ncaa-basketball-championships-women, #stadiums-and-arenas, #vanderveer-tara

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Baylor Denies Gonzaga a Perfect Season, Winning N.C.A.A. Men’s Basketball Title

The Bears’ stifling defense powered them to an 86-70 victory over Gonzaga, which was one win away from being the first undefeated champion since 1976.

#basketball-college, #baylor-university, #few-mark, #gonzaga-university, #kispert-corey, #ncaa-basketball-championships-men, #suggs-jalen-2001

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As N.C.A.A. Tournament Ends, So Does Life in Basketball Bubble

The travails of athletes underscore the burdens on athletes in pulling off the three-week basketball bonanza.

#basketball-college, #baylor-university, #college-athletics, #gonzaga-university, #ncaa-basketball-championships-men, #ncaa-basketball-championships-women, #oregon-state-university, #student-athlete-compensation, #university-of-california-los-angeles, #virginia-polytechnic-institute-and-state-university

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The Return of March Madness Brought Back Hope

The N.C.A.A. basketball tournaments, the first significant American sporting event outright canceled in 2020 because of the pandemic, brought some optimism that the country might be turning a corner.

#basketball-college, #bueckers-paige-2001, #dolores-schmidt-jean, #drew-timme, #gonzaga-university, #loyola-university-chicago, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #ncaa-basketball-championships-men, #ncaa-basketball-championships-women, #staley-dawn, #university-of-california-los-angeles, #university-of-connecticut, #university-of-south-carolina

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Stanford Wins N.C.A.A. Women’s Basketball Title for First Time in 29 Years

The Cardinal survived a game against in-conference rival Arizona and a season that left them without a home for nine weeks amid the pandemic.

#basketball-college, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #ncaa-basketball-championships-women, #pacific-12-conference, #san-antonio-tex, #stanford-university, #university-of-arizona

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How an NCAA Basketball Team Relinquished Its Season

The pandemic led to tough decisions for many college sports programs. Here is a look at how and why one of them, the Dixie State women’s basketball team, chose to stop playing.

#basketball-college, #college-athletics, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dixie-state-university, #gustin-jd, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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Women’s Basketball Is a Renewed Flashpoint for an Embattled N.C.A.A.

Women’s college basketball has followed a similar competitive arc to the men’s game. But nearly 50 years after Title IX, it is still struggling for full acceptance in college sports.

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The Confidence, Speed and Shooting of Aari McDonald

McDonald has carried No. 3 seed Arizona to the N.C.A.A. tournament final against top-seeded Stanford, beating UConn in the semifinal. “The world is finally noticing what I can do,” she said.

#barnes-adia-1977, #basketball-college, #mcdonald-aari, #ncaa-basketball-championships-women, #university-of-arizona

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Gonzaga Beats UCLA With a Buzzer-Beater in Overtime

The Bulldogs will play Baylor for the N.C.A.A. men’s tournament championship on Monday night.

#basketball-college, #few-mark, #gonzaga-university, #kispert-corey, #ncaa-basketball-championships-men, #riley-cody, #suggs-jalen-2001, #university-of-california-los-angeles

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Arizona Shocks UConn and Storms to the N.C.A.A. Title Game

The Wildcats dominated the top-seeded Huskies and advanced to their first appearance in the women’s final. They will meet Stanford on Sunday.

#auriemma-geno, #barnes-adia, #basketball-college, #bueckers-paige-2001, #mcdonald-aari, #ncaa-basketball-championships-women, #university-of-arizona, #university-of-connecticut

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The Women’s Final Four Guide: Preview, Start Time and More

Two No. 1 seeds, South Carolina and Stanford, face off in one semifinal. Another No. 1, UConn, takes on a No. 3 seed, Arizona, in the other game of the Final Four.

#basketball-college, #bueckers-paige-2001, #colleges-and-universities, #ncaa-basketball-championships-women, #staley-dawn, #stanford-university, #university-of-arizona, #university-of-connecticut, #university-of-south-carolina

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North Carolina Coach Roy Williams Retires After 3 National Titles

Williams won three N.C.A.A. men’s tournament championships in 18 seasons with the Tar Heels. At North Carolina and Kansas, he took 30 teams to the tournament in 33 seasons and reached the Final Four nine times.

#basketball-college, #ncaa-basketball-championships-men, #university-of-kansas, #university-of-north-carolina, #williams-roy-a

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March Madness: An Early Look at the Men’s Final Four

Gonzaga vs. U.C.L.A. Houston vs. Baylor. Here are the ups and downs with each team.

#basketball-college, #baylor-university, #gonzaga-university, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #ncaa-basketball-championships-men, #university-of-california-los-angeles, #university-of-houston

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N.C.A.A. Tournament Women’s Final Four: A First-Timer Crashes a Group of Powers

Seeking its first title since 2016, UConn faces an Arizona team making its debut in the national semifinal. Two No. 1 seeds, Stanford and South Carolina, will play in the other matchup.

#auriemma-geno, #basketball-college, #ncaa-basketball-championships-women, #staley-dawn, #stanford-university, #university-of-arizona, #university-of-connecticut, #university-of-south-carolina, #vanderveer-tara

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Gonzaga Makes Final Four With Another (Expected) Rout

The Zags’ pursuit of an undefeated season has often come on the undercard for other games during this N.C.A.A. men’s tournament.

#basketball-college, #gonzaga-university, #ncaa-basketball-championships-men, #university-of-california-los-angeles, #university-of-michigan, #university-of-southern-california

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South Carolina Rolls Past Texas Into the Final Four

Texas was held scoreless in the fourth quarter as the Gamecocks started their celebration early.

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The N.C.A.A. is Under Scrutiny in Washington

The N.C.A.A. is under scrutiny on Capitol Hill and at the Supreme Court. The pressure for college sports to change is bound to intensify.

#basketball-college, #big-12-conference, #big-ten-conference, #booker-cory-a, #college-athletics, #colleges-and-universities, #draft-and-recruitment-sports, #emmert-mark, #law-and-legislation, #national-college-players-assn, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #pacific-12-conference, #remy-donald-m, #united-states-politics-and-government

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UConn Reaches Final Four With Tight Win Over Baylor

The slugfest in the round of 8 delivered what the coaches had predicted: a thriller that could have been a title game.

#auriemma-geno, #basketball-college, #baylor-university, #mulkey-kim, #ncaa-basketball-championships-women, #san-antonio-tex, #university-of-connecticut

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Houston Hangs On and Reaches the Final Four

The Cougars dominated Oregon State early and then fended the Beavers off in the second half, reaching the national semifinals for the first time since 1984.

#basketball-college, #oregon-state-university, #sampson-kelvin-1955, #university-of-houston

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He’s the Ideal College Athlete. So Why Did He Quit?

Hunter Woodhall made history in track and field, but N.C.A.A. restrictions on athletes’ earnings drove him out of college sports.

#antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #basketball-college, #content-type-personal-profile, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #social-media, #supreme-court-us, #track-and-field, #university-of-arkansas, #woodhall-hunter-1999

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Another Laugher as Gonzaga Reaches the Round of 8

The three N.C.A.A. tournament victories by Gonzaga, which is trying to become the first unbeaten men’s basketball champion since Indiana in 1976, have been by 43, 16 and 18 points.

#basketball-college, #creighton-university, #few-mark, #gonzaga-university, #kispert-corey, #mcdermott-greg-1964, #ncaa-basketball-championships-men, #suggs-jalen-2001

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UConn Routs Iowa in Sweet 16, Contains Clark

The first round of 16 matchup in the N.C.A.A. women’s basketball tournament was the first to welcome paying spectators. Huskies fans made sure the rest of the crowd in San Antonio knew who won.

#auriemma-geno, #basketball-college, #bueckers-paige-2001, #clark-caitlin-2002, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #ncaa-basketball-championships-women, #san-antonio-tex, #university-of-connecticut, #university-of-iowa

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Paige Bueckers, Caitlin Clark Face Off in Sweet 16 Matchup

Iowa’s Caitlin Clark and Connecticut’s Paige Bueckers, among the nation’s top players, will face each other for the first time in college.

#basketball-college, #bueckers-paige-2001, #clark-caitlin-2002, #content-type-personal-profile, #ncaa-basketball-championships-women, #university-of-connecticut, #university-of-iowa

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NCAA Acknowledges $13.5 Million Tournament Budget Gap

Financial details revealed publicly for the first time show that the N.C.A.A.’s budget for the men’s tournament was nearly double that of the women’s tournament in 2019.

#athletics-and-sports, #basketball-college, #college-athletics, #emmert-mark, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #ncaa-basketball-championships-men, #ncaa-basketball-championships-women

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How The World’s Largest NCAA Men’s Bracket in Indianapolis Gets Updated

Line by line, workers update this avatar for the N.C.A.A. men’s tournament.

#basketball-college, #college-athletics, #indianapolis-ind, #ncaa-basketball-championships-men, #ncaa-basketball-championships-women, #san-antonio-tex

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March Weirdness: Covering the N.C.A.A. Basketball Tournaments

From Indianapolis, San Antonio and home, writers are watching for upsets on the court, and whatever may happen off it.

#basketball-college, #indianapolis-ind, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #ncaa-basketball-championships-men, #ncaa-basketball-championships-women, #san-antonio-tex

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What We Learned From the First Weekend of the N.C.A.A. Basketball Men’s Tournament

The Big Ten’s teams have faltered, the Pac-12’s have excelled and the upsets have been steady.

#basketball-college, #big-ten-conference, #college-athletics, #cronin-michael-1971, #gonzaga-university, #ncaa-basketball-championships-men, #pacific-12-conference, #university-of-california-los-angeles, #university-of-illinois, #virginia-commonwealth-university

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San Antonio Is Quiet at Outset of Women’s Basketball Tournament

With fans not allowed in games until the round of 16, players walking to virus tests made up most of the people wearing basketball merchandise in public.

#basketball-college, #emmert-mark, #high-point-university, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #ncaa-basketball-championships-women, #san-antonio-tex

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N.C.A.A.’s Fear of a Canceled Tournament Game Arrives

Virginia Commonwealth was bounced from the men’s basketball tournament after what its coach described as “multiple positive tests.”

#basketball-college, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #ncaa-basketball-championships-men, #university-of-oregon, #virginia-commonwealth-university

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N.C.A.A. Tournament: Same Courts, Same Game, New Emptiness

The coronavirus pandemic means that some of the spirit of March Madness is notably missing from the self-contained tournament in Indiana.

#basketball-college, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #indianapolis-ind, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #ncaa-basketball-championships-men, #stadiums-and-arenas

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At N.C.A.A. Tournaments, Unequal Facilities for Women

Officials apologized for providing inadequate facilities for the women’s basketball players, but later acknowledged they were also receiving cheaper, less sensitive coronavirus tests.

#basketball-college, #college-athletics, #indianapolis-ind, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #san-antonio-tex, #women-and-girls

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The Mobley Brothers Turned Backyard Brawls Into Basketball Stardom

Evan and Isaiah Mobley used to face off. Now they’re teammates at U.S.C., and Isaiah may be Evan’s biggest fan: “They haven’t really seen some of the abilities that he can really do.”

#basketball-college, #coaches-and-managers, #content-type-personal-profile, #mobley-eric-1968, #mobley-evan-2001, #mobley-isaiah-1999, #ncaa-basketball-championships-men, #university-of-southern-california

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Bracket Boasts and Upset Heartbreaks Shift Online in the Pandemic

With far fewer gatherings available to compare notes and watch games, fans are connecting online to share the joy (and misery) of N.C.A.A. tournament pools.

#atlantic-coast-conference, #basketball-college, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #ncaa-basketball-championships-women, #syracuse-university

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At This N.C.A.A. Tournament, Orange Is the New Bracket

The color orange has developed a utilitarian reputation in the United States — except in college sports, where it makes a statement.

#albers-josef, #basketball-college, #color, #football-college, #ncaa-basketball-championships-men, #uniforms

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March Madness: What to Watch in the First Weekend

Gonzaga will start its quest for six more wins and an undefeated season, and four teams are dealing with virus issues.

#basketball, #basketball-college, #boeheim-jim, #drake-university, #few-mark, #gonzaga-university, #izzo-tom, #kispert-corey, #krzyzewski-mike, #ncaa-basketball-championships-men, #norfolk-state-university, #pitino-rick, #self-bill, #suggs-jalen-2001, #university-of-connecticut

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College Athletes Seek to Use March Stage to Pressure N.C.A.A.

The #NotNCAAProperty movement is the latest iteration of long-held criticisms of how benefits for athletes have not kept up with the profits in college sports.

#basketball-college, #college-athletics, #emmert-mark, #income, #livers-isaiah-1998, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #ncaa-basketball-championships-men, #ncaa-basketball-championships-women

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